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- Over 50 Years In The Making- "Tampa Stadium to The Big Sombrero"
Tampa Stadium (November 4, 1967 – December 28, 1995)
- "The Big Sombrero & Raymond James"
Houlihan's Stadium (January 16, 1996 – April 11, 1999
- Hear The Canon Roar On Gameday "Ray Jay"
Raymond James Stadium (1996 - present)
- Historic first NFL team to play in their home stadium"
Raymond James Stadium (Super Bowl LV)


Are YOU Ready For Some Football @ Ramond James Stadium!

No doubt the 2022 NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers season will treat us all to many great twists and turns over the six months that the season is active, and hundreds of thousands, if not millions of us BUCS fans will be watching the turf battles on TV and of course, for the lucky ones, LIVE at Raymond James stadium. A lot of teams will be believing that they will win the Super Bowl, and it will be very interesting to see who makes it, but lets make sure our BUCS have our energy at all home games as they sail to the big event.

2022 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Home Games
  • Sunday, September 25 - vs. Green Bay Packers
  • Sunday, October 02 - vs. Kansas City Chiefs
  • Sunday, October 09 - vs. Atlanta Falcons
  • Thursday, October 27 - vs. Baltimore Ravens
  • Sunday, November 06 - vs. Los Angeles Rams
  • Monday, December 05 - vs. New Orleans Saints
  • Sunday, December 18 - vs. Cincinnati Bengals
  • Sunday, January 01 - vs. Carolina Panthers
  • National Tailgating Day

    Don't forget the National Tailgating Day is celebrated on the first Saturday in September and takes place on September 3 this year. If you have a favorite dish and/or tailgate photograph, send us a copy to include here — this holiday is the perfect day to do it.



    Get Your Krewe's Nest Season Pass Today
    Todd Bowels Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    In response to an unprecedented demand for 2022 season passes, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced an additional seating area named The Krewe's Nest which will be located in the south end zone at Raymond James Stadium. The additional 3,600 seats will increase the stadium's capacity to nearly 70,000 for one of the most anticipated seasons in Buccaneers history.

    "The 2022 season includes one of the most exciting slates of home games in our franchise history and we are excited to announce that this year, more fans than ever before will have the opportunity to watch the games at Raymond James Stadium," said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. "We continuously look for ways to improve the gameday experience for our great fans and to provide an unmatched home-field advantage for our team. With nearly 70,000 fans in attendance for home games, this will be one of the most memorable seasons in Raymond James Stadium history."

    In addition to discounted parking, Krewe's Nest season pass holders will also receive 2022 playoff purchase priority and the opportunity to upgrade seats for the 2023 season. Additional information on Buccaneers season pass memberships can be found at CLICKING HERE---> https://www.buccaneers.com/tickets/ or by calling 866-582-BUCS.


    Buccaneers Promote Maral Javadifar
    Tom Brady and 2022 NFL Draft BuccaneersFan.com
    Congradulations to the BUCS new Director of Rehabilitation & Performance Coach.

    "I am excited for this opportunity to enhance our process focused on mitigating risk and increasing performance for our athletes," Javadifar said. "I look forward to drawing upon my experiences from the past three seasons as we work to provide our players with the most efficient and effective methods for maximizing their potential and improving their on-field performance."

    The sky is the limit. All parties would be satisfied with more talent coming into Tampan, and the 2022 NFL Draft offers several opportunities for our Buccaneers to build a solid offensive in our course for another Super Bowl title.

    Javadifar will play a key role in the organization's athlete-centered training model which features an integrated approach to training, medical and rehabilitative care, as well as preventative maintenance. She has a background in various forms of manual medicine, load management, physical assessments and motor learning.

    Wanted - Fanatical Tailgate Recipes

    Email us with your Fanatical photograph
    2022 NFL Fanatical Fan Tailgating with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and BuccaneersFan.com Gameday experience

    There is no experience in the seven seas quite like tailgating at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. The smell of grilling, camaraderie, and drink brings together the greatest fans in the NFL to enjoy the best day of the week, GAMEDAY.

    We want to share your experience and invite you to email photographs with a note on what makes your tailgate experience special. If you plan to host tailgater send us your recipe to share, also like/join our FaceBook page to win some great fan gear CLICK HERE---> FACEBOOK BUCS1FAN

    Peanut Butter/Brittle Cannonballs

    Substitute almond or nut butter for those with peanut butter allergies.

  • 1 cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted, melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of lightly crushed peanut brttle
  • 1 ½ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • In a large bowl, add peanut butter, melted butter, vanilla, salt and powdered sugar. Beat with an electric mixture until everything is combined.
    Roll in peanut brittle
    Use a 1-ounce cookie scoop (or about two tablespoons) to portion out the peanut butter/brittle mixture. Roll the 1-ounce portions into smooth balls and place onto a baking sheet.
    Refrigerate the peanut butter balls for at least 30 minutes.
    Combine coconut oil and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between, until the mixture is melted.
    Stick a toothpick or a skewer into a peanut butter ball and dip it into the chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off and then put it onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
    Repeat until all the cannonballs are coated. Chill in the fridge for at least 45 minutes before serving.


    BUCS Re-Sign Patrick O'Connor

    O'Connor #79 (6-4, 270) has played 40 games since 2017-21, recording eight tackles (two for loss), four quarterback hits and 1.5 sacks, while being a core contributor on special teams, where he has six tackles and one blocked punt, that he recovered.

    BUCS Re-Sign Giovani Bernard

    Bernard #25 (5-9, 205) returns for his second season with Tampa Bay after spending his first eight NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals (2013-20). Since entering the league in 2013, Bernard ranks fourth among all NFL running backs in receptions (365) fifth in receiving yards (2,990) and eighth in receiving first downs (122). During that same span, Bernard is tied for the second-most receptions of 25-or-more yards among running backs with 22-such receptions.

    BUCS Signed Keanu Neal

    Neal (6-0, 211) brings six years of NFL experience to Tampa Bay, playing both safety and linebacker since entering the league as the No. 17 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 63 career regular season games, with 53 starts, while playing for the Falcons (2016-20) and Dallas Cowboys (2021), earning 2016 NFL All-Rookie honors and a 2017 Pro Bowl selection. During that time, Neal has tallied 402 tackles (19 for loss), 16 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 2.0 sacks.

    BUCS Re-Sign Blaine Gabbert

    Gabbert #11 (6-5, 235) has appeared in 10 games with the Buccaneers over the last two seasons in Tampa Bay (2020-21), completing 16-of-27 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns, earning a 108.6 passer rating. He originally signed with Tampa Bay on March 27, 2019, but spent his first season with the Buccaneers on Injured Reserve. Gabbert was a member of Tampa Bay's Super Bowl LV championship roster.

    Gabbert entered the league as a first-round pick (10th overall) of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2011 NFL Draft, spending three seasons with the Jaguars (2011-13) before playing for the San Francisco 49ers (2014-16), Arizona Cardinals (2017) and Tennessee Titans (2018). Gabbert has appeared in 66 career games, with 48 starts, completing 858-of-1,525 passes for 9,273 yards. He has thrown 50 touchdowns and 47 interceptions, for a 72.4 passer rating. He has also rushed 195 times for 640 yards and three touchdowns.

    BUCS Re-Sign Ryan Griffin

    Griffin #4 (6-2, 245) returns for his eighth year with Tampa Bay after originally being claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers, from the New Orleans Saints, on Sept. 6, 2015. He originally entered the league as a college free agent with the New Orleans Saints in 2013. Griffin has played in two career games, completing 2-of-4 passing attempts for 18 yards.

    BUCS Signed Fred Johnson

    Johnson (6-7, 326) originally entered the league as a college free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 before being acquired off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2019 season. He spent most of the past three seasons with Cincinnati (2019-21), playing in 23 games, making eight starts, and seeing time at both guard and tackle.

    BUCS Re-Sign Zach Triner

    Triner #97 (6-2, 245) has played in 41 regular season games for Tampa Bay since originally signing with the team in 2019, recording six special teams tackles. He was a member of the Super Bowl LV championship team and has appeared in all six playoff games for the Buccaneers over the last two seasons. Triner originally entered the league on a future contract with the New York Jets in 2017 before spending time on the Green Bay Packers practice squad later that season.

    Wanted - Nominate a BUCS Fan of the Year

    2022 NFL Fanatical Fan Tailgating with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and BuccaneersFan.com Gameday experience
    2022 NFL Fan of the Year Contest presented by Captain Morgan to Launch Saturday, July 30

    HEY FANATICAL BUCCANEERSFANS, the NFL announced that the Fan of the Year contest presented by Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum has launched.

    Captain Morgan will recognize extraordinary fans who bring an original spice to what it means to be a fan and who have been a positive influence or rallying force of their family, friends, and community. Fan of the Year nominees strive to further their connection to the game, their fandom, contribute to their team and inspire others. (Basically ALL of us Buccaneer Fans)

    will be able to submit yourself or another fanatical fan for consideration in becoming the BUCS Fan of the Year by visiting here: CLICKING HERE---> https://www.nfl.com/honors/fan-of-the-year/

    "We are once again really excited to bring back the Fan of the Year contest presented by Captain Morgan and to honor fans who bring their original spice to the NFL," said BOBBY GALLO, NFL Senior Vice President of Club Business Development. "Our fans are the essence of the NFL community, and we have such a tremendous appreciation for our fans. We believe we have a responsibility to celebrate them and to find new ways to highlight their passions and connections to their fandom."

    Each team will select a Fan of the Year to represent their Club at Super Bowl LVII in Arizona on February 12, 2023. The ultimate Fan of the Year will be named at NFL Honors, the NFL's primetime award special, which will take place during Super Bowl week in Arizona.

    Throughout the regular season, all 32 Fan of the Year nominees will also receive a series of prizes and take part in exclusive virtual experiences.

    The submission window for the contest will open Saturday and remain open through 11:59 PM ET on October 3.


    2022 NFL DRAFT Presented by BUD LIGHT
    2022 NFL Draft BuccaneersFan.com Las Vegas
    Day-One on stage Thursday April 28 in LAS VEGAS

    To kick off the celebrations, attending prospects will walk the NFL Draft Red Carpet presented by Gillette Labs, constructed within the Fountains of Bellagio. The NFL Draft Red Carpet will begin at approximately 1:45 PM PT and portions will be televised as part of NFL Network's NFL Draft Kickoff show. Melissa Stark and Michael Irvin will anchor NFL Network's Red Carpet coverage and interview prospects as they begin their Draft Night journey.

    The Academy Singers will perform Lift Every Voice and Sing live from the Red Carpet Stage. The Academy Singers are the premiere chamber choir from the 12-time Grammy award-winning Las Vegas Academy of the Arts.

    Musical prodigious savant, Kodi Lee will sing the national anthem from the Draft Theater as part of opening festivities. Kodi is a blind and autistic musician and became an instant phenomenon when his America's Got Talent Season 14 audition earned him the Golden Buzzer where he ultimately went on to win the season. Kodi is currently performing in America's Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE.

    The Joint Service Color Guard will support the national anthem and opening ceremony by carrying the United States and service flags. The team is comprised of ten service members from each branch of the military.

    In addition, Magician Mat Franco will put on a show at the Draft Theater at approximately 5 PM PT. Mat was the first magician to ever win America's Got Talent and is currently a headliner at The LINQ Hotel + Experience in Las Vegas.

    Local Vegas group, David Perrico & The Raiders House Band will serve as the House Band at the Draft Theater and will provide entertainment in between Draft selections on during each day of the Draft.

    In addition, and new this year, the Draft Red Carpet Stage presented by Gillette Labs will host exciting local Las Vegas acts throughout all three days of the Draft.

    Following the attending prospects walking the Red Carpet, performances on the Red Carpet Stage on Day One will begin at approximately 5:30 PM PT and include –

  • Absinthe
  • Jabbawockeez
  • Mad Apple by Cirque du Soleil
  • At the conclusion of each day of the Draft, the NFL will host FREE concerts in the Draft Theater as part of the NFL Draft Concert Series presented by Bud Light. Concert viewing is on a first-come first-served basis and standing room only. Headliners will be announced in the coming days.

    The league previously announced that the NFL Draft Experience, the NFL's interactive football theme park, will be free and open to the public all three days of the Draft (April 28-30). The NFL Draft Experience and Draft Theater will be located behind the High Roller and the LINQ, adjacent to CAESARS FORUM.

    For free entry to Draft Experience, fans are required to register for NFL OnePass at NFL.com/OnePass. Fans can download the NFL OnePass app to play games at Draft Experience, receive digital content and enter for a chance to win exclusive prizes, including a grand prize trip for two to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.

    Draft Experience hours of operation -

  • Thursday, April 28: 12 PM – 9 PM PT (post-concert)
  • Friday, April 29: 12 PM – 9 PM PT (post-concert)
  • Saturday, April 30: 8 AM – 6 PM PT (post-concert)
  • As part of Draft Experience, fans will also be able to view the Draft Theater where prospects will take the stage to celebrate being selected to their new team. General fan viewing will be on a first-come first-served basis and is standing room only. The Draft will also be broadcast on multiple screens throughout the event site.

    The NFL Draft presented by Bud Light will be broadcast live on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning -

  • Thursday, April 28 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
  • Friday, April 29 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT
  • Saturday, April 30 Noon ET / 9 AM PT
  • Super Bowl LV Buccaneers Broken Records

    Super Bowl LV was an historic life moment Buccaneersfan.com will never forget.

    Yes... The BUCS dominated the Chiefs for much of the game becoming the first ever NFL team to win (or even play) in a Super Bowl in their home Raymond James Stadium. But there were also other records set at the game.

    According to BuccaneersFan.com, these Super Bowl records were also set in Super Bowl LV:

    Most Games – 10, Tom Brady
    Most Games, Winning Team – 7, Tom Brady
    Oldest Head Coach, Winning Team – 68, Bruce Arians
    Oldest Player, Game – 43, Tom Brady
    Most Pass Attempts, Career – 421, Tom Brady
    Most Passes Completed, Career – 277, Tom Brady
    Most Passing Yards, Career – 3039, Tom Brady
    Most Touchdown Passes, Career – 21, Tom Brady
    Most First Downs by Penalty, Team – 6, Tom Brady
    Most First Downs by Penalty, Both Teams – 9, Tampa Bay (6) vs. Kansas City (3)
    Most Touchdowns, QB-Receiver Tandem, Career – 5, Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski


    Most Fumbles, Career – 5, Tom Brady
    Most Fumbles Recovered, Career – 2, Patrick Mahomes
    Fewest Touchdowns, Team – 0, Kansas City
    Fewest Rushing Touchdowns, Team – 0, Kansas City
    Fewest Passing Touchdowns, Team – 0, Kansas City
    Fewest Punt Returns, Team – 0, Tampa Bay
    Fewest Punt Return Yards, Both Teams – 0, Tampa Bay vs. Kansas City
    Fewest Fumbles Lost, Both Teams – 0, Tampa Bay vs. Kansas City
    Fewest Turnovers, Team – 0, Tampa Bay

    Our Plan for Success!

    "There ARE two kinds of Football games the good and bad. I enjoy watching BOTH!"

    William P. Rader

    Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates

    What Is A Krewe?

    A Krewe is any group or organization of revelers to band together to host a Krewe Social, ride on a themed parade float and participate in social events throughout the year.

    Krewe Costumes

    Outfits are based on a combination of licensed NFL gear, Breeches, boots, skirts, head gear and game day face-paint, as you create your swashbuckler fanatical BucsFan ensemble. 

    Official Krewe Manager

    Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates will participate with the "Official" Tampa Bay Buccaneers Krewe Manager program for ticket discounts and Promotional

    Krewe Memberships

    Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates will feature both free BucsFan's and paid Krewe memberships. To learn more and sign up visit the Krewe Zone links at the top of each page.

    Krewe Community

    Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates is about more than just dressing up in festive Bucs costumes and throwing beads… Many are deeply involved within the community, through charity and philanthropy.

    A Krewe Without A Ship

    As fanatical fans we plan to construct a float similar to the concept float shown. Giving homage to our favorite ship in Raymond James.

    Parade Participation

    With parades being one large tailgate party, and you know how BucsFan's love tailgating, our Krewe plans to show our fan spirit at as many as we can.

    Social Media

    Keep connected and informed during our Krewe development here and on social media. Friend our Krewe Facebook our Krewe Twitter below.

    Link: Facebook Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates
    Link: Twitter @YePewterPirate


    Buccaneers Fans | BUCS HISTORY | Tampa Bay Buccaneers – BUCS SUPER BOWL LV | Professor Jam


    Professor Jam with BUCS Super Fans during Super Bowl LV WTB watch party

    Fanatical Buccaneers Fans are encouraged to showcase their real deal passion for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in our Fanatical Fan photograph area **HERE**. Photograph your fan experience and email a copy with exciting details to show our Fanatical BUCS Fan community.
    This Is A Fanatical Buccaneers Fan Invasion!

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    You'll find some of the greatest tailgating recipes ever invented. Many of the recipes are from inventive BucsFan's just like you. Send yours today.

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    If you are interested in Ye Krewe Float Sponsorship, Contributing, Joining the Krewe Founder's Circle or Important Issues call... (404) 403-0491.


    Professor Jam with Buccaholics of Las Vegas during Super Bowl LV WTB watch party
    Buccaholics Nevada

    Game-day tailgating with representatives from all across America at the official WTB Tailgate during Super Bowl LV. Rader shown above with two Buccaholics members from Las Vegas wearing the BEST ship hats I've seen.

    Professor Jam with BUCS Super Fans during Super Bowl LV WTB watch party
    Super Bowl LV Fan Gathering

    Sailing from as far away as California Super BUCS fans at Raymond James Stadium for the ultimate watch party experience. Rader shown holding Thanks Super BUCS! sign from 2002 Super Bowl party.

    Super Bowl LV Super-Fans BuccaneersFan.com
    Super Fans Invade Super Bowl LV

    Tampa Bay features the most diverse, dedicated, and beautiful fans in the NFL as they invade for the historic home featured Super Bowl. We are ready to defend our Super Bowl Championship in 2021.

    ** IMPORTANT NOTICE: Game-day & Tailgating locations are announced via social media. Click links at top of page to keep informed.

    Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates Founder's Circle

    Individual talents get magnified many times over through the collective lens of an effective team.

    Your Invitation To Join

    In order to develop the Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates program, the Krewe has established a Founder's Circle for individual and corporate memberships (this is for the paid Krewe memberships, not free BucsFan programs). All funds collected from Founders Club memberships are dedicated towards purchasing a custom designed Krewe parade float, float parade tow vehicle, licenses, permits, application fees, insurance and ordering of other major components needed in

    Krewe development.

    Members of the Founder's Circle will receive:

    .... Permanent float riding access.
    .... Permanent recognition as a Founder's Circle Member.
    .... Voting privileges within the Krewe's Development board.
    .... VIP access to Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates community events.
    .... Ability to participate in key Krewe design decisions.
    .... 5,000 Fanatical BucsFan trader cards (limited edition series).
    .... Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates Founders Circle certificate. .... Access to online Krewe blog and members only areas.
    .... First choice as corporate sponsor (business members only).
    .... First choice event name-branding (business members only)

    Membership in the Founders Circle is a unique opportunity to get in at the beginning of the Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates project. Space is limited however, due to the float development time schedule. We are seeking corporate naming or other sponsorships during the development. For more details of the program click link below.


    Fanatical Buccaneers Fan Quote of the Week!

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    Buccaneer Fans Game-day Opinions!

    There ARE two kinds of Football games the good and bad. I enjoy watching BOTH! TAMPA-----BAY GO BUCS!

    image01William Rader (aka Professor Jam | DJ & Founder - Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates

    Buccaneer Fans Game-day Opinions!

    There ARE two kinds of Football games the good and bad. I enjoy watching BOTH! TAMPA-----BAY GO BUCS!

    image01William Rader (aka Professor Jam | DJ & Founder - Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates

    Buccaneer Fans Game-day Opinions!

    There ARE two kinds of Football games the good and bad. I enjoy watching BOTH! TAMPA-----BAY GO BUCS!

    image01William Rader (aka Professor Jam | DJ & Founder - Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates

    Buccaneer Fans Game-day Opinions!

    There ARE two kinds of Football games the good and bad. I enjoy watching BOTH! TAMPA-----BAY GO BUCS!

    image01William Rader (aka Professor Jam | DJ & Founder - Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates